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Life in Action: HOPE Campaign
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Apparel and artwork etched with the word "HOPE" stand for more than a simple word.
Andi Skull Cheatham believes it means Helping Other People Everywhere, and that's how she named her nonprofit. The HOPE Campaign provides educational tools for children and students in countries such as Rwanda, Kenya, Senegal and here at home in the United States.
"I'm extremely fortunate to love what I do and feel that everyone else around me loves what they're doing,” Cheatham said.
Cheatham loves bringing people together during weekly farmers markets and helping artists use their talents to give back to the global community.
"Many people could say, just write a check for $50, $500 to help the cause, but often times an artist doesn't have that type of flexibility, yet their time and talent donation can be much more valuable," Cheatham said.
The farmers market creates unity in the community and provides a healthy food option for East Austin. They also set up booths at events like the Austin City Limits Music Festival to spread the joy of fresh food, and the message of HOPE, to larger audiences.
"To get on a global platform, and to support education and really involve our artists and musicians in these projects that benefit students and children have an interest in learning," Cheatham said.
The HOPE Farmers Market will have a booth at ACL and the Pecan Street Festival. They also have two albums available for download on iTunes.
For more information on how you can get involved or donate your talents, visit HOPECampaign.org.